Veteran Sets Fire to Himself in Front of State Capitol

According the AJC, a 58 year-old Air Force Veteran who was disgruntled with the VA, set himself on fire with a homemade device, firecrackers, and flammable liquid outside the Capitol in Atlanta this morning.

From GSP Capt. Mark Perry,

“He was strapped with some homemade incendiary devices (and) firecrackers, and doused himself with some kind of flammable liquid” before lighting the fireworks.

The man, who has not been identified, was rushed to Grady Hospital and is said to have burns over 80%-90% of his body.

No one else was hurt.

The Veteran’s Crisis line is 1 (800) 273-8255. 

Veterans looking for help, who may be discouraged or need a helping hand, checkout this website. Additionally, your Senator or Congressperson each have dedicated staff to work with the Department of Veterans Affairs on your behalf.

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